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Construction Of Southland Station Starts

15 August 2016

More than 4,000 passengers a day will benefit from direct and safe access to Southland shopping centre with major construction beginning at Melbourne’s newest train station.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and the Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos announced the start of major construction for the new Southland station.

Works will begin with the construction of an underpass which connects the two platforms. The new station will include direct access from the shopping centre, bathrooms and ramp and stair access to both platforms.

Early works on the project were completed earlier this year, including the installation of track drainage and cabling works, as well as raising the tracks to provide a straight track for the station.

Local residents, shoppers and staff will for the first time have direct access to the shopping centre by public transport. They currently have to walk or catch the bus from Highett and Cheltenham stations.

Traffic and parking congestion in the surrounding streets will be eased by encouraging people to leave their car at home.

Key design elements of the station have been shaped by consultation with the local community including incorporating toilets into the station layout.

Construction will be completed by the end of 2017.

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Southland Station construction starts, some Frankston line disruption to follow

AUGUST 15 2016 - 6:33PM Broede Carmody

Residents in Melbourne's south-east are finally getting a train station between Highett and Cheltenham, more than 100 years after the idea was first floated.

The Andrews government is funnelling $21 million from the state's coffers into a train station at Southland to service one of Melbourne's busiest shopping centres.

The idea for a stop between Highett and Cheltenham stations was first floated by local councils in the 1880s when the Frankston line was being built. 

The government is promising minimal disruption to Frankston line commuters who have already endured weeks of being forced onto buses due to the removal of several level crossings.

Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said on Monday Southland Station was due to be completed by the end of 2017, just in time for the Christmas frenzy.

"The station's projected to have the capacity to support over 4000 passengers every single day," she said.

"It's no surprise, given it's located in the growing south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne."

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Southland Station Set For A Festive Opening

22 October 2017

The Andrews Labor Government’s new station at Southland will open just in time for the busy Christmas period.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos were today given a special tour of Southland Station, which will open to the public on Sunday, 26 November.

The new station on the Frankston line will directly connect more than 4,400 passengers to one of Melbourne’s largest shopping precincts for the first time.

It will make it easier for staff to get to work, and for people to get to Westfield Southland to shop, spend money and support jobs and local businesses. Currently, staff and visitors have to catch the bus or walk from Highett and Cheltenham stations.

Southland Station will also help to ease traffic and parking congestion at the shopping centre and in the local area by enabling people to leave their car at home.

More than 350 people have worked more than 61,000 hours during the 15-month construction of the new station, moving around 600 tonnes of earth.

Key design elements of the station have been shaped in consultation with the local community.

The Southland Station will be the 12th new station opened by the Labor Government, and is one of dozens of public transport projects underway right across Victoria including the Metro Tunnel, 50 level crossing removals and 65 new high-capacity trains.

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New Station Provides Better Access And More Local Jobs

26 November 2017

The Andrews Labor Government today opened Southland Station providing better access to one of Melbourne’s largest shopping precincts, easing traffic congestion and providing an economic boost to the area.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson to mark the opening with passengers, shoppers and staff.

Melbourne’s newest train station will cater for more than 4,400 passengers per day, providing direct access to Southland shopping centre and cinemas.

In the past, passengers had to catch the bus or walk from Highett and Cheltenham stations.

The new station includes ramp and stair access to both platforms, accessible toilets, shelter and CCTV on both platforms, and bicycle hoops in the station precinct.

Key design elements of the station were shaped by consultation with the local community and construction of the new station has seen 600 tonnes of earth moved and over 60,000 hours worked.

Southland Station will be the 12th new station to be opened by the Labor Government, with trains running every ten minutes during the day on the Frankston line.

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